Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther – an Essay

While researching a subject I stumbled across this large PDF file containing a variety of essays and book reviews.

http://baptistcenter.net/journals/JBTM_10-2_Fall_2013.pdf#page=6

One essay has the title ‘Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther‘ and I though it made an interesting read. Its by someone called Kenneth Keathley, Ph.D. and he appears to be Southern Baptist. His journey is one of YEC to OEC so he’s not gone the distance like I did, however he arguments and points about YECism are still valid and worth reading.

Kenneth’s essay is on pages 6 to 20 of the PDF.

He covers quite a few YEC points and skips through them very quickly, giving little more than headlines on some. I did find his logic and prose concise and clear so the brevity is not a complaint.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther – an Essay

  1. Thanks.

    The essay that you highlighted is excellent reading. Hmm, I suppose that means that I mainly agree with it. But then, I grew up in that pre-1961 period when OEC was the widely accepted view. The essay does seem to give a pretty good summary of the history of creationist thinking. And I rather like the way he ends, drawing a distinction between “creation” and “creationism.”

    • Hi Neil,

      Yes I noticed the distinction he made at the end too I think it is an important and very valid point. Though I still see ‘creation’ as though through Christian eyes, so I am still prone to disconsider it. However, for the Christian who rejects literal creationism, accepting creation would still be important.

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